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Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More


Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition

Mitch Earleywine (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195188028
eISBN:
9780199893577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188028.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Marijuana use continues to attract interest and fuel controversy. Big, green pot leaves have adorned the covers of Time, National Review, and Forbes. Almost 100 million Americans have tried marijuana ... More


Mainlining along the Line: Building a Transnational Drug Market

Holly M. Karibo

in Sin City North: Sex, Drugs, and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625201
eISBN:
9781469625225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625201.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the heroin economy that developed during the late-1940s and 1950s. Americans and Canadians bought and sold narcotics, and mingled with other users in the border cities' bars, ... More


What is Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

We began the Preface with a list of questions that people experiencing psychosis and their family members often have. As we mentioned, an episode of ... More


What Causes Primary Psychotic Disorders Like Schizophrenia?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Doctors and researchers have been able to identify the causes of a variety of medical conditions, such as the common cold, a heart attack, and gout, to ... More


Follow-up and Sticking with Treatment

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0017
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

When someone is diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis, it can be easy to want to forget about the diagnosis after leaving the hospital or clinic. ... More


Staying Healthy

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0020
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

To move towards recovery after a first episode of psychosis, patients must focus on both their mental and physical health. People with a serious mental ... More


An Introduction to Cannabis

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Although cannabis has been used throughout human history, the scientific investigation of its effects only began with the isolation of THC in the 1960’s. Once discovered it was another 20 years ... More


Alcohol, Drugs, and Violent vs. Nonviolent Crime

Kevin H. Wozniak

in Thugs and Thieves: The Differential Etiology of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195393583
eISBN:
9780190603946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Media attention was directed at drug use as a cause of violence for decades. Meanwhile, empirical evidence centered on alcohol. This chapter evaluates the ability of alcohol and drug use to ... More


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